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A Mid-Somers Night Dream by Somers Dream Orchestra

I recently bought this CD at was surprised to see that 2 of the cuts were trombone features - since I am also a trombonist. The features, played by Philip Jones, are fantastic! Shades of Urbie Green! I didn't know anybody could still play that way.

My favorite of the 2 features is Stars Fell On Alabama - supurb ballad playing mixed with lyric improvisation, and fantastic high range. The other feature, On The Street Where You Live, swings like crazy, and Jones nails high notes I thought only Urbie and Bill Watrous could play!

All in all, the CD is marvelous. Loaded with familiar tunes, great solists, and dynamic vocals - this is a number 1 on my list even with out the trombone features! The incredible Philip Jones just makes the icing on the cake. You can't afford to miss this one!

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Somers Dream Orchestra
  • CD Title: A Mid-Somers Night Dream
  • Genre: Other
  • Year Released: 1999
  • Record Label: Unknown
  • Rating: Four Stars
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